Meaning of “repent” in the English Dictionary

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"repent" in British English

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repentverb [ I ]

uk /rɪˈpent/ us /rɪˈpent/ formal
noun [ U ] uk /rɪˈpen.təns/ us /rɪˈpen.təns/

This was an extremely violent crime, for which the boy showed no repentance.

(Definition of “repent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"repent" in American English

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repentverb [ I/T ]

us /rɪˈpent/

to be sorry you did or did not do something:

[ I ] Jenkins returned, to repent and face justice.

(Definition of “repent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)